Animal Shelter

The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter provides service to Riley County, Pottawatomie County and the city of Manhattan.

The shelter does not provide service to the city of Riley, Junction City, Leonardville, Fort Riley or Ogden. There is an $80 surrender fee per animal from these areas.

Mission Statement
The mission of the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter and Animal Control is to protect public health, welfare and property through enforcement of city and county laws and sheltering of unwanted companion animals, providing public education on the care of companion animals, and promoting humane treatment and responsible pet ownership.

Volunteer Orientation
The T. Russell Reitz Regional Animal Shelter welcomes volunteers. For more information, contact the Animal Shelter at 785-587-2783. 

The next Animal Shelter Volunteer Class is Friday, September 4th. If you are interested in attending, contact Zach at Your application must be submitted, background check must be completed and fees must be paid prior to attending. Animal Shelter volunteers must be 18 years old and have no animal cruelty convictions.

See Our Available Pets For Adoption At